Influences: Beatles, Zeppelin, Radiohead, Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Black Crowes, Guns Roses, the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Hair, JC Superstar, Bjork, Louis Armstrong, Tal Farlow, Charlie Parker, Nirvana, ee cummings, bp nichol, James Joyce, Jack Kerouac, the Doors, etc.
My name's Iliya and this is my second FAWM. Here is my love letter to the last one: http://oneminutesong.com/where-fawm-h...
I'm bringing more friends (@lowhum @nine) this year and looking forward to making new friends and hearing music from old favourites @mattblick @oddbod @ryako @luke0zade @petemurphy and more.
Besides writing songs, I write about songs and music theory for beginners at oneminutesong.com. I also have a Facebook group for weekly songwriting challenges (yep, one more of those) -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/17184...
My challenge this year is to post a new challenge every other day in line with FAWM regulations 😀 You're welcome to stop by.
|#1||When Our Moment Comes @ajna1960||
|#2||THE NO KING @lowhum||
|#3||Time Don't Heal @petemurphy||
|#4||Детска (Kid Song) @nine||
|#5||Mango Girl (updated demo) @sherrycanary||
|#6||Don't Work That Way @mattblick||
|#7||Morning Song @nine||
|#8||Chimney song @nine||
|#9||Wrap up (updated demo) @fearlessflight2014||
|#10||Sleight of Hand (Megalomania) @dylgiq||
|#12||Strawberry Jam Song @ajna1960||
|#13||Swift Execution @deena||
|#14||Middle of the Bed @nine||
Thank you very much for your comments on my songs. I will definitely take your suggestion on "Come Together" into consideration when I work to record the full album version. I tend to keep these songs very simple to get them done in February, I have a friend that then listens to them and makes suggestions ro make the song more full.
Thanks so much again for your kind comments!
Hi, Leepat. I've been off the grid all weekend, but would be very interested in hearing a demo of that song. In your own time, of course 😀
Thanks for listening to "Road Trip". So glad you liked it. Probably the most fun song I've ever written.
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Hi, Iliya. I appreciate your constructive feedback on 'This Alchemy' and 'Anonymity'. It's good to know how things are landing and hear ideas to try. Thanks very much for the listens!
Man. I'm just listening to "That's the way", a song I haven't heard in many years, and realize you're totally right, "Charlie" is hugely influenced by Led Zep, although fully unconciously. Thanks Iliya for pointing that out to me.
Thanks for the feedback and advice!
Thanks for the listen! Zep echoes are fair with me... Acoustic zep was always one of my favorites. OK... Electric Zep was always a favorite too, lol. Appreciated the listen. I love what Alex brought to the song. 😀
about the "dwindling" affair - I guess I was thinking "dwells" but it didn't have the right sound - also (now that you pointed out the 'meaning of the word') it pretty much connects to what my friend has been doing in germany - dwindling away 😀) Anyway - there's always something in your comments that makes me think or blink, thanks!
thanks for all the comments! You've had a busy time listening! 😁
Hey leepat thanks a lot for the feedback and comments on my songs!
Oh good! That's a relief, overdubs are tricky to make come alive. 😀
Thanks for the comments! I really appreciate you taking the time to listen! re: "The Nature Documentary," try thinking of the penguins as a metaphor for where the protagonist is coming from, rather than where she's headed. Antarctica is not literally involved. 😀
I have to confess that I am not a fan of the magic numbers, they are not missed: are they still together?
Thanks for all your comments and advice, greatly welcome. Sunshine every day started off as a Beatles idea but fell woefully short.
I've got a lot of catch up listening to do. I have really enjoyed your songs so far, wlll check out the rest.
Thanks for listening! I was really thrilled with how We'll Come To The Jungle came out. Owl is so amazing. 😀
Øh? Is thqt your voice? Middle of The bed? The Three songs sound very different??
Listen to heartbreak on a wire fence IF you want to hear my jazzy sound ☺
yeah, i"ll mix the mustard, alright. You've always been the reason man. And jazzy as u cum!
Congrats, mate! We did pretty well this Feb - I can't believe it's over - what am I to do now?
Hey, thanks for the really nice comment! Sorry I didn't reply right away. I've been making a mad dash to get to 14 and I'm terribly behind.
Hey, thank you for your comment on "Yöhuuto"! Yes, extreme music is extreme for a reason, it doesn't, or shouldn't, appeal to everyone. I'm glad that you commented anyway and found something that you could appreciate 😀
Thanks for listening in and commenting. We went without a click hence the looseness. The lots of guitars thing seems difficult to depart from, but it's so much fun.
Yeah rrrriot! Thanks so much for listening to our Casiopunk song.
Thanks for the comments on "Unusual Places." It inspired me to re-record it altogether. I don't think I've address the tonal center concern entirely but the execution vocally is far less tentative haha.
Thanks for your comments on the kyuchek - a bit conservative though as they are 😀)
Thanks for listening. I had the same thought as you did about throwing some horns in to give more of a ska feel. Might try that next month just for fun.
Hi, thanks for taking the time to listen to Numb. Drums are a loop and the rest is all me.
Hey, thanks a lot for your listen!
Hey! THanks for the comments. Im not sure I at this point see it as another melody (in the chorus) but feel free to try if youd like to and collaborate with it./M
Hey I like that...no pussy blues.
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. Great feedback it was too. Best wishes. 😀
Thank you for kind words on It Wasn't Me. I was thrilled to get it published in the Philly Real Book!
I will be back to listen. Was away almost a week and trying to catch up with thank yous
Thanks for the thoughts on Troubadour, all good ones. Definitely like the 3rd person idea. Plenty of fodder to ponder. Always appreciate a detailed comment.
Ha ha. That's all good matey . I actually amazed that the iPhone voice recorder kind of works as a mic pretty well. I nearly invested in a travelling condenser but tic be fair with a shit Indian guitar I figured whasy the point . By the way I always love to hear the more detailed thoughts of fellow musicians about parts of songs so I wasn't defending , just very grateful for insightful and honest thoughts . Cheers
Cheers for comments on our collab. Just to say I recording my vocals on my iPhone wherever I get the chance and if guest house owners allow, whilst travelling India and Sri Lanka so I without the wonderful benefits of 2 takes or editing so I kind of have accepted my tuning may wobble on occasions . Honestly those pesky monkeys have a lot to answer for. No but seriously thank you for spotting and saying as hopefully after FAWM I can get back to studio to clean it all up but hey that's travelling FAWM for you 😀
Sure! Email me a link!
Hey there! Thanks for your comments on Snow Moon. It was written for a skirmish but I agree I could have dropped a few more hints or added more story arc. I think I will work on it further after FAWM is over.
Totally - let me have whatever you got!
Thank you. 😊
Good afternoon 😀 I have just uploaded our demo of 'When Our Moment Comes' - thank you so much for a very beautiful song 😀
Excellent thoughtful feedback. Thanks.
Thanks Iliya! It was kind of you to visit my profile and listen. I'm glad you liked 'what if you died today?'.
On "Don't Love You Anymore" you mention "pruning of lyrics."
Since my entire focus is good lyrics, perhaps you could offer some specifics? I'd find that most helpful.
I have added you as collab on 'When Our Moment Comes' 😀 Thank you 😀
Also, I am wanting to learn more about basic music theory, so will defo go and visit your website 😀
Hello @leepat 😀 Thanks for the comment on 'When Our Moment Comes'. I asked feeslip yesterday if they want to collab as they seemed to be asking (I am not sure though), but have had no response yet. I will give it until 8pm GMT, and then add you to it if I've had no response 😀 Thank you for offering 😀
gepee smokah ! 😀
Loved the 'love letter' you posted on FB. Cheers and have a great FAWM!